LeadershIP 2014

March 20, 2014 | San Diego, CA

LeadershIP 2014 brought together thought leaders and influencers engaged in the ongoing IP policy debate.

The program included talks on the state of IP policy concerning standards and patents in the research community, regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress. These policies directly impact businesses and innovation. Panel discussions among subject-matter experts and industry stakeholders argued both sides of the debate based on empirical evidence, and suggested future avenues for IP-focused research and policymaking.

Event Agenda

March 20, 2014

Time Details
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome address by the hosts

Opening remarks and  “The IP Policy Debate in the High-Tech World”

Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Panel on “Patent Hold-up or Hold-out?: Theory and Evidence”

Introduction By:
James Flynn, Queen’s Counsel, Brick Court Chambers

Panelists:
Scott Kieff, Commissioner at International Trade Commission; Professor of Law, George Washington University (on leave)
Stephen Haber, Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University
Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law, Université de Liège

Moderator:
Keith Mallinson, Founder, WiseHarbor
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM “Innovation Economics: A New Paradigm”

Daniel Spulber, Professor of International Business and Management Strategy,
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
12:00 PM – 1: 00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Address: “The Qualcomm Story”

Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder and Former Chairman, Qualcomm
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Panel on “Historical Perspectives: Cyclical Debates & Emerging Technologies”

Introduction By:
David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Former Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Panelists:
Zorina Khan, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College
Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University
Ron Katznelson, President, Bi-Level Technologies

Moderator:
David Michael, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Overview of “Qualcomm’s Business: Licensing, Products, and R&D”

Derek Aberle, President, Qualcomm
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel on “Standard Setting, Licensing and FRAND”

Introduction By:
Richard Taffet, Partner, Bingham and McCutchen

Panelists:
Jorge Padilla, Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
Gregory Sidak, Founder, Criterion Economics
Prof. Yong Huang, Professor, School of Law, University of International and Business Economics

Moderator:
Damien Geradin, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
5:00 PM – 5:05 PM Closing Remarks

Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Qualcomm Museum Tour and Guest Reception

March 21, 2014

Time Details
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Welcome Remarks

Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
8:35 AM – 9:00 AM “Antitrust and IP: Access to Justice”
Sir Robin Jacob, Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London
 
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Roundtable discussion on “Antitrust and IP”

Panelists:
Christine Varney, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at Department of Justice, and Former Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission
Cal Goldman, Partner at Goodmans LLP, Former Commissioner of the Canadian Competition Bureau
Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLLP, Former Commissioner at International Trade Commission
Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University

Moderator:
Trevor Soames, Partner, Shearman and Sterling LLP
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Panel on “Valuation of Patent Rights: Royalty Rates and Base”

Introduction By:
David Nelson, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Panelists:
Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates
Gregory Leonard, Senior Vice President, Edgeworth Economics
Jonathan Putnam, Founder and Principal, Competition Dynamics

Moderator:
Gary Bornstein, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Policy Update: What’s happening on the Hill

Laurie Self, Vice President & Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Brian Pomper, Executive Director, Innovation Alliance
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks

Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Conference Adjourn

Speakers

Derek Aberle

Derek Aberle serves as President of Qualcomm Incorporated and is responsible for the oversight for all business divisions across the organization, as well as the Company’s global market development...

Derek Aberle serves as President of Qualcomm Incorporated and is responsible for the oversight for all business divisions across the organization, as well as the Company’s global market development and marketing groups. Aberle is also responsible for formulating and driving key strategies for diversifying and growing the Company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses, as well as new business opportunities. He also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy. Prior to his current role, Aberle served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated, and group president, as well as president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL). He was responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s technology and IP licensing business as well as Qualcomm’s earlier stage businesses such as its wireless health, platform, display and wireless charging businesses.

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Gary Bornstein

Gary A. Bornstein is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His practice covers a wide range of high-stakes commercial litigation, including antitrust actions before regulatory agencies and...

Gary A. Bornstein is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His practice covers a wide range of high-stakes commercial litigation, including antitrust actions before regulatory agencies and in court. Mr. Bornstein also frequently represents companies and their directors and officers in M&A-related litigation and other shareholder and corporate governance disputes. He is often called on for antitrust, fiduciary duty and other transaction-related advice. Among his significant antitrust matters in the past year, Mr. Bornstein tried a five-week antitrust trial for a major financial institution in federal court in New York in 2013 (and is eagerly awaiting the court’s decision). Mr. Bornstein is currently representing a major technology company in antitrust investigations around the world, including in Europe, Korea and China. Mr. Bornstein also regularly provides antitrust advice to a major investment bank, including with respect to its efforts to comply with aspects of Dodd-Frank regarding derivatives trading.

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James Flynn

James Flynn QC is a barrister (trial advocate) practicing from Brick Court Chambers in London and Brussels, specializing in European Union and competition law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in...

James Flynn QC is a barrister (trial advocate) practicing from Brick Court Chambers in London and Brussels, specializing in European Union and competition law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. His extensive experience covers all aspects of competition law, including antitrust, abuse of dominance, joint ventures and mergers, market investigations and criminal law aspects. He has a particular interest in the interaction of antitrust and intellectual property and has been retained in several important cases in that field, raising issues of FRAND licensing of SEPs, injunctions and reverse settlements in patent litigation. At Brick Court Chambers, his practice is both advisory and representational, before courts at all levels in England and Wales, including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the European Court of Justice as well as General Court in Luxembourg. He also appears before the European Commission, Competition Commission, Office of Fair Trading and other regulatory bodies and has acted as both arbitrator and counsel in commercial/competition law arbitrations.

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Damien Geradin

Professor Damien Geradin is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington  & Brussels, where he practices EU competition law with a particular focus on innovative industries (high-tech,...

Professor Damien Geradin is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington  & Brussels, where he practices EU competition law with a particular focus on innovative industries (high-tech, life sciences). His practice focuses on complex contentious cases for which he handles Commission investigations, as well appeals against Commission decisions before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. Over the years, Damien has been involved in major abuse of dominance cases. In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Damien is also a professor of competition law & economics at Tilburg University and a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. Over the years, he has also held several visiting professorships at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. Damien is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics. He is the author, co-author and editor of 18 books, including recently Global Antitrust Law & Economics and EU Competition Law & Economics, and author or co-author of more than 80 law review articles.

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Cal Goldman

Cal Goldman is a partner at Goodmans LLP and co-head of the firm’s Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group. His practice covers all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a...

Cal Goldman is a partner at Goodmans LLP and co-head of the firm’s Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group. His practice covers all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international mergers, abuse of dominance, cartels, civil reviewable matters and counseling on trade practices. He also has extensive experience advising on foreign investment matters under the Investment Canada Act.

Cal is the former head of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government. He also has served as special counsel for the attorney general of Canada in two Competition Act proceedings, including two cases that were heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. Cal is co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. He also serves as co-chair of the ICC Task Force on the International Competition Network.

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Kirti Gupta

Dr. Kirti Gupta is a Senior Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc., where she serves as an in-house economist, specializing on Intellectual Property (IP) and competition policy and strategy...

Dr. Kirti Gupta is a Senior Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc., where she serves as an in-house economist, specializing on Intellectual Property (IP) and competition policy and strategy. In this role, she is responsible for managing the substantive direction of the global IP policy and advocacy outreach efforts, and for conducting original research on issues related to IP and competition law and. She has been involved in various international antitrust and litigation cases.  Kirti has also been responsible for developing economic models for determining Qualcomm’s optimal IP strategy world-wide and on designing algorithms for IP portfolio valuation. Prior to her role as an economist, Kirti spent over a decade as a wireless systems engineering expert, working on research and development of third and fourth generation (3G and 4G) wireless cellular systems and has represented Qualcomm in various global technology standards bodies. She is a co‐inventor of ten granted U.S. patents and several pending patent applications in the field of wireless communications. Dr. Gupta holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

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Stephen Haber

Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, he is Professor of Political Science, of History,...

Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, he is Professor of Political Science, of History, and (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford, as well as the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Haber has spent his academic life investigating the conditions under which societies create economic and political systems that foster innovation, social mobility, and high standards of living.  He is the author or coauthor of five books, and the editor of five more.  He has also published numerous scholarly articles in a variety of disciplines, including economics, political science, history, and law.  Haber is the director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2). 

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Yong Huang

Professor Yong Huang is director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) and a law professor. Currently he is also appointed vice chair of...

Professor Yong Huang is director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) and a law professor. Currently he is also appointed vice chair of the Expert Advisory Board of the State Council Anti-monopoly Commission. His specialty is competition law, for which he has published articles, papers and books on this subject extensively in Chinese and English. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the State Council, as well as an advisory expert for the Legal Committee of the National People’s Congress, until the law was enacted. Professor Huang has been entrusted by a variety of Chinese government agencies, legislative bodies and international organizations to conduct research projects in relation to competition law issues, used in both political and legislative initiatives.

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Sir Robin Jacob

The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob is Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London. He practiced at the...

The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob is Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London. He practiced at the Intellectual Property Bar from 1967. From 1976 to 1981 he was the junior counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for government departments in intellectual property. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. He was appointed to the Bench in 1993 and from the outset was a designated patent judge. From 1997 to 2001 he was supervising Chancery judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003. He formally retired from the Court of Appeal in May 2011 to take up his current appointment. He continues to sit from time to time in Court of Appeal. He also acts as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness on English or European law and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators. He is also appointed as an expert in relation to Top Level Domain name disputes handled by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

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Irwin Jacobs

Irwin Mark Jacobs is founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and chairman through 2009, he led the growth from startup to Fortune 500...

Irwin Mark Jacobs is founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and chairman through 2009, he led the growth from startup to Fortune 500 Company, now with over 30,000 employees worldwide. Qualcomm pioneered the CDMA wireless technology used by all third-generation cellular networks to deliver broadband Internet access to over 2.2 billion customers, and is the leader in supplying fourth-generation technology. Through continuing innovation, Qualcomm has become the world’s largest semiconductor supplier for mobile devices. Dr. Jacobs has chaired the Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute since 2006, was chair of the National Academy of Engineering from 2008 to 2012, has served on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management since 1999 and currently serves on the Cornell NYC Tech steering committee, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors and the Suu Foundation Board of Directors (Myanmar). Prior to his industry work, Dr. Jacobs was a professor at MIT. He holds 14 CDMA patents, has been awarded seven honorary doctorates, including from Technion and Tel Aviv University, and is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards.

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David Kappos

David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well...

David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets.From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Mr. Kappos led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems and its engagement with the global innovation community. He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.

Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos held several executive posts in the legal department of IBM, the world’s largest patent holder. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the company’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he managed global intellectual property activities for IBM, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he also served in a variety of other roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of IP protection, including licensing, transactions support and M&A activity for the Asia/Pacific region.

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Ron Katznelson

Dr. Katznelson is a technology entrepreneur, named inventor on 23 U.S. patents and an independent scholar of the patent system. He is the founder and president of Bi-Level Technologies, an image...

Dr. Katznelson is a technology entrepreneur, named inventor on 23 U.S. patents and an independent scholar of the patent system. He is the founder and president of Bi-Level Technologies, an image and signal-processing technology company in Encinitas, CA. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2005, he was with Broadband Innovations, a San Diego digital RF technology company he founded, where he served as chief technology officer and chairman. From 1983 to 1989, Dr. Katznelson was with the VideoCipher Division of Linkabit Corp., later acquired by General Instrument Corp. (GIC), where he served as director, New Technology Development. At GIC, he directed R&D in the areas of Advanced Television Systems and managed the Division’s intellectual property portfolio, patent litigation matters and representation in industry groups and standards bodies. From 1982 to 1985, Dr. Katznelson was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee, the CONNECT Public Policy Committee, the National Small Business Association’s Economic Development Committee and the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

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Zorina Khan

Zorina Khan is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Arch W. Shaw Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2014-2015). She is Professor of Economics at...

Zorina Khan is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Arch W. Shaw Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2014-2015). She is Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She received her PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a visiting professor at the NYU Law School, the UC Berkeley Law School, UCLA Law School, Harvard University, UCLA Economics & Business Program, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. Professor Khan’s book, The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, was awarded the Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize for an outstanding work in North American economic history.

Other honors include the Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship, Kenan Fellowship, and Lemelson Senior Fellowship. She was the recipient of the Griliches Fellowship, which the NBER grants once every two years to an empirical economist. Current research projects examine institutional differences and outcomes in patents relative to technological prizes in Europe and the United States.

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F. Scott Kieff

The Honorable F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before...

The Honorable F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before swearing in, he took a leave of absence from serving as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC; and resigned from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he was the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow. 

He previously taught at Washington University in Saint Louis, as a Professor in the School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. He practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer with law firms in New York and Chicago and served as a Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich.  While an academic, he regularly served as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator. 

He studied law at Penn and biology and economics at MIT.  He was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012. 

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Bruce Kobayashi

Bruce H. Kobayashi is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. Professor Kobayashi’s teaching and research interests are in the...

Bruce H. Kobayashi is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. Professor Kobayashi’s teaching and research interests are in the application of economics to law. He has written articles examining the law and economics of intellectual property, antitrust law and regulation, litigation and procedure, evidence, uniform laws and federalism. Professor Kobayashi has previously served as a senior economist in the Division of Economic Policy Analysis of the Federal Trade Commission, as a senior research associate at the United States Sentencing Commission and as an economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also has served as a contributing editor for the Supreme Court Economic Review, as a member of the advisory board for the BNA Patent, Copyright & Trademark Journal, as a lecturer in the Law and Economics Center’s Antitrust Institute for Federal Judges and Economics Institute for Law Professors, as the chair of the executive board of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation and as the associate dean for Academic Affairs at GMU.

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Gregory K. Leonard

Gregory K. Leonard is an economist and partner at Edgeworth Economics. Over the course of his career, he has published over 60 papers in the areas of antitrust, industrial organization,...

Gregory K. Leonard is an economist and partner at Edgeworth Economics. Over the course of his career, he has published over 60 papers in the areas of antitrust, industrial organization, econometrics, intellectual property, class certification and labor economics. Dr. Leonard is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and has served as a referee for numerous economics journals. Dr. Leonard has testified before federal and state courts, the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Modernization Commission and the International Trade Commission and made invited presentations at the FTC, the United States Department of Justice, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. His work has been cited by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Uniloc) and the Federal Trade Commission (Evolving IP Marketplace).

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Keith Mallinson

Keith Mallinson is founder of WiseHarbor, providing expert commercial consultancy since 2006 to technology and services businesses, as well as multilateral organizations including the 3rd...

Keith Mallinson is founder of WiseHarbor, providing expert commercial consultancy since 2006 to technology and services businesses, as well as multilateral organizations including the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), in the IT and telecommunications sector. Mallinson has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a research analyst, commercial consultant and testifying expert witness. Complementing his industry focus, he has broad professional skills in technologies, market    analysis, regulation, economics and finance. He has published numerous reports and speaks publicly at industry events, such as the leading Mobile World Congress and CTIA trade shows, on a wide variety of topics related to mobile communications. He led Yankee Group’s global Wireless/ Mobile research and consulting team as executive vice president, based in Boston, from 2000 to 2006. From 1995 until then, as managing director based in London, he had overall responsibility for the firm’s European division.

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David Michael

David Michael is a senior partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco. He was based in Beijing from 2002-2012 and Hong Kong from 1996-2002, and has worked across...

David Michael is a senior partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco. He was based in Beijing from 2002-2012 and Hong Kong from 1996-2002, and has worked across Asia. He leads BCG’s Globalization Practice Area, which orchestrates the firm’s emerging markets solutions. Mr. Michael has served many global companies and clients on issues of strategy, organization and IP issues in emerging markets, in sectors including high tech, medtech and energy.

Mr. Michael is co-author of the book The $10 Trillion Prize; Captivating the Newly Affluent of China and India, published by Harvard Business School Press. He is also the author of the article “What the West Doesn’t Get About China” in the June 2011 Harvard Business Review. From 2004-2009, Mr. Michael served as the only China-based foreigner on the Strategy Advisory Board of China Mobile Communications Corporation, the world’s largest mobile operator and one of China’s largest state-owned companies.

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Adam Mossoff

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in...

Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in 2012. He teaches patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, and property law, and he has published extensively on how patents and other IP rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and commercialized in the free market. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences on important issues in the patent policy debates, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, and the Smithsonian Institution.

He has also published on hot-topic issues concerning patented innovation in the New York Times, Slate, Investor’s Business Daily, RCR Wireless, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the AIPLA. He is also Vice Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. Professor Mossoff received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and he holds an M.A. in philosophy from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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David Nelson

David A. Nelson specializes in patent infringement litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has applied his...

David A. Nelson specializes in patent infringement litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has applied his technical training to patent litigation matters involving such technologies as computer systems architecture, enterprise software, microprocessor design, semiconductor fabrication, Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, computer networking and computer graphics. He has led over 100 patent litigation matters, has tried well over 20 jury cases and another dozen bench trials. Over the past several years, Mr. Nelson has litigated numerous patent actions in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California and the International Trade Commission.

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Jorge Padilla

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow...

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and at the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics).

He has advised on various cases and given expert testimony before competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages) and international arbitration cases.

Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Economic Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law Review, the European Economic Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the University of Chicago Law Review, and World Competition.

He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 2nd edition, Hart Publishing, 2013.

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Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium and a Research Professor at the University of South Australia (as of March 2017). ...

Nicolas Petit is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium and a Research Professor at the University of South Australia (as of March 2017).

He is the co-director of the (LCII) and the director of the LL.M. program in EU Competition and Intellectual Property Law. He seats as a part time advisor in the Belgian competition authority. He was formerly an associate with a leading US law firm in Brussels and he also served as a Clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court.

Nicolas Petit is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013), a monograph which was awarded the prize for the best law book of the year at the Constitutional Court in France. In 2005 he attended Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Program.

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Brian Pomper

Brian A. Pomper offers public policy, political and strategic business advice to Fortune 500 and other companies, with a focus on international trade and intellectual property. Mr. Pomper formerly...

Brian A. Pomper offers public policy, political and strategic business advice to Fortune 500 and other companies, with a focus on international trade and intellectual property. Mr. Pomper formerly served as chief international trade counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). In his current practice, Mr. Pomper represents companies before Congress, the White House and federal agencies on a diverse set of public policy matters, including market access, investment, international trade disputes, intellectual property, international tax and customs issues.

Mr. Pomper is a member of the U.S. patent bar. His recent representations include: advising biopharmaceutical companies on the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and lobbying in support of strong intellectual property protections in that agreement; advising and lobbying for a coalition of companies in support of strong international intellectual property protections; and serving as the executive director of a coalition of companies involved in public policy debates concerning the U.S. patent system, including during consideration and passage of the America Invents Act.

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Jonathan Putnam

Jon Putnam founded Competition Dynamics as a platform for economic research and testimony at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and international trade. Dr. Putnam has been...

Jon Putnam founded Competition Dynamics as a platform for economic research and testimony at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and international trade. Dr. Putnam has been retained in more than 100 consulting engagements, and has testified more than 20 times, in patent, antitrust, copyright, trade secret, and contract actions, in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, before the Federal Trade Commission and International Trade Commission, and in US and international arbitrations. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Putnam held a professorship in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto. Dr. Putnam has also held academic appointments at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, Columbia University Schools of Law and Business, Vassar College, and Yale College.

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Don Rosenberg

Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the...

Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Compliance organizations also report to him.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Apple Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of IBM Corporation where he had also held numerous positions including vice president and assistant general counsel for litigation and counsel to IBM's mainframe division.

Mr. Rosenberg has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property and competition issues. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York's Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.

Mr. Rosenberg is immediate past National Co-Chairman of the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Committee.  He is also a board member of NuVasive, Inc., the Corporate Directors Forum, La Jolla Playhouse and CONNECT. 

Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

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Laurie Self

Laurie Self is vice president and counsel of government affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she specializes in intellectual property and related policy matters. Based in Washington, D.C., Self...

Laurie Self is vice president and counsel of government affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she specializes in intellectual property and related policy matters. Based in Washington, D.C., Self represents the Company before Congress and a number of U.S. government offices and within various professional and advocacy groups. She also supports Qualcomm’s strategy and initiatives to promote strong intellectual property rights in China and other emerging markets and to combat counterfeiting and gray-market mobile devices and components. Her particular focus is to ensure that U.S. intellectual property and trade policies provide the necessary protections and incentives to support the Company’s R&D-driven business model. Prior to her arrival at Qualcomm in July 2012, Self was a partner at top-tier law firm Covington & Burling, where she chaired the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

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Gregory Sidak

J. Gregory Sidak is the chairman of Criterion Economics and founding co-editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, published quarterly by the Oxford University Press. He testifies as...

J. Gregory Sidak is the chairman of Criterion Economics and founding co-editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, published quarterly by the Oxford University Press. He testifies as an expert economic witness throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific on intellectual property, antitrust, regulatory, and contractual disputes in technologically dynamic industries. He has testified extensively on reasonable royalties for patent infringement, including FRAND royalties for standard-essential patents. Sidak has twice served as Judge Richard Posner’s court-appointed neutral economic expert on patent damages. Sidak held the Ronald Coase Professorship of Law and Economics at Tilburg University in The Netherlands and the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellowship in Law and Economics at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). While at AEI, he was also a senior lecturer at the Yale School of Management and taught courses with Dean Paul W. MacAvoy on competitive strategy in telecommunications. Sidak was later a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught antitrust law and telecommunications regulation. Sidak received A.B. and A.M. degrees in economics and a J.D. from Stanford University. He was Judge Posner’s first law clerk. He later served on the senior staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President and was deputy general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission. Sidak has published six books and approximately 150 articles in scholarly journals and compilations. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Canada, the European Commission, and many lower courts and regulatory bodies. In 2016, Sidak launched the Criterion Journal on Innovation to serve as a platform for experienced scholars to address a sophisticated audience of real-world jurists and policy makers.

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Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder is a vice president and patent counsel at Qualcomm. Mark joined Qualcomm in 2008 and has represented the company in numerous intellectual property and licensing-related disputes....

Mark Snyder is a vice president and patent counsel at Qualcomm. Mark joined Qualcomm in 2008 and has represented the company in numerous intellectual property and licensing-related disputes. Currently, Mark is responsible for the coordination of patent policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to working at Qualcomm, Mark worked in both law firms and as in-house counsel, most recently for Kyocera Wireless Corp., where he managed the intellectual property group with responsibility for prosecution, licensing and litigation matters.

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Trevor Soames

An experienced Brussels-based advocate, qualified as a barrister and solicitor advocate, with 30+ years experience of complex competition/regulatory cases covering the whole range of antitrust...

An experienced Brussels-based advocate, qualified as a barrister and solicitor advocate, with 30+ years experience of complex competition/regulatory cases covering the whole range of antitrust including mergers, monopolisation (dominance), state aid and cartel investigations. A significant element of his practice relates to the interface of intellectual property and antitrust.

Recent cases include: (together with Miguel Rato) the Commission’s two current Qualcomm investigations into alleged predatory pricing and exclusivity payments and ICERA v Qualcomm in the English High Court ; Hanjin in the investigation of liner shipping pricing; representing the Legal Service of the European Commission in four appeals against the rejection of Article 102 complaints against De Beers Supplier of Choice distribution system for rough diamonds (Spira v Commission and BVGD v CommissionSamsung Electronics (together with Miguel Rato) in the European Commission’s investigation whether its applications for injunctive relief were an abuse of a dominant position; Nokia, defending against Article 102 complaints lodged by Google against Nokia and Microsoft, as well as one submitted by Sierra Wireless; Syniverse, advising on its acquisition of MACH, cleared by the European Commission in a Phase II investigation; Credit Suisse in the CHF LIBOR investigation and subsequent settlement, and another international bank in JPY LIBOR against whom the investigation was terminated, and involvement in the Euribor, FX, Precious Metals and SSA investigations; ICIG, the successful divestment purchaser in theSolvay/INEOS Inovyn JV merger review.

His work has been regularly recognised by the legal directories and his leadership of the team that successfully concluded the European Commission’s 2005-2009 Article 102 Qualcomminvestigation won the Legal Business Competition Team of the Year 2010.

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Daniel F. Spulber

Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught...

Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1990. He is also Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Law School (Courtesy). Spulber is the research director for the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth. He served as the founding director of Kellogg’s International Business & Markets Program. Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Spulber is the author of 13 books including The Innovative Entrepreneur, 2014, Cambridge University Press. His research is in the areas of innovation economics, entrepreneurship, international economics, industrial organization, microeconomic theory, management strategy, and law.

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Richard Taffet

Richard Taffet is a senior member of Morgan Lewis’ antitrust, intellectual property and litigation groups. He is a recognized thought leader on issues involving the intersection of antitrust,...

Richard Taffet is a senior member of Morgan Lewis’ antitrust, intellectual property and litigation groups. He is a recognized thought leader on issues involving the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property law and standard setting, and has represented standard setting organizations and clients participating in standard setting activities for over 30 years. Richard has been involved in the development of SSO patent and IPR policies, represented parties in connection with government investigations and litigation proceedings involving standards-related patent and antitrust matters, and provided counseling regarding competitive and IPR issues in development of specific standards.

Richard is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and antitrust issues and is a contributor to publications on these subjects. Noted in Chambers USA for his work at the intersection of IP and antitrust matters, clients value Richard’s “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.”

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Deanna Tanner Okun

Deanna Tanner Okun is a partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP. She is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic advice to steer companies through the intersection...

Deanna Tanner Okun is a partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP. She is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic advice to steer companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices or regulatory hurdles. Deanna has extensive experience as a top administrator, regulator, enforcer, legislative aide and lawyer. She served two terms as chairman during her 12 years of service as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Prior to her appointment to the ITC, she served as counsel for international affairs to U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Finance and Foreign Relations Committees, and practiced international trade law with a large D.C. based law firm. Deanna was appointed to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council in 2013. In 2012, she was named the Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in International Trade, a chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade. During her tenure at the ITC, Deanna was nominated to be Deputy United States Trade Representative.

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Christine A. Varney

Christine A. Varney is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and chairs the Firm’s Antitrust practice. She is widely recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States in...

Christine A. Varney is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and chairs the Firm’s Antitrust practice. She is widely recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States in both private practice and in government service and is the only person to have served as both the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Varney formulates global antitrust strategy for clients in connection with joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions, including advising on business conduct or potential investments to ensure compliance with antitrust laws, securing antitrust regulatory approvals, and handling investigations into anticompetitive behavior. Her clients span diverse industries, including transportation, telecommunications, cable, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and financial services.

As Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Varney oversaw all operations of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, including merger review, criminal and civil litigation and investigations and coordination with competition regulators outside the United States. Prior to becoming FTC Commissioner, she served as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet in the Clinton Administration. Ms. Varney has been recognized as a leader in antitrust law by numerous professional publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America and the Ethisphere Institute. She was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review and was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and one of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers.

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Abraham Lincoln